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4/17/15: Banner flags now available!

4/16/15: 3 New logos added to Site 2's Portfolio page.



RESOURCESThe differences between files typesA brief summary of important file types you should know ...Vector: Generally a file created in Adobe Illustrator. These files are normally used AND needed when you have a logo or design that needs to be used where you may need to greatly increase the overall size without losing quality. Very important for companies to have this type of file of their logo!.eps: Another files normally created in Illustrator and generally used for high resolution printing..jpg: A file generally used for web images and usually in rgb (red, green, blue) color format..tif and .psd: Files created by Adobe Photoshop generally saved and used for high resolution (300 dpi) printing purposes.e14's "Standard" Paper and Print Stock: Commercial PrintingBelow, is what we recommend and what you would receive by placing an order with our "standard" stock option. Please note though, we have many more options available in most cases.Announcement Cards: Call for detailsBooklets: Call for detailsBookmarks: 16pt card stock w/aqueous coating both sides.* Brochures: 100LB gloss Book w/UV coating both sides.* BUSINESS CARDS: 16pt card stock w/aqueous coating both sides.Calendars: 100LB Gloss Book w/UV coating both sides.Catalogs: Call for detailsCD/DVD: 100LB Gloss Book w/aqueous coating both sides.COUNTER CARDS: Call for detailsDoor Hangers: Call for details* EDDM (mailers): 16pt card stock w/aqueous coating on one side.* ENVELOPES: 70lb Premium Uncoated Text.Event Tickets: Call for details* Flyers: 100LB gloss Book w/UV coating both sides.Greeting Cards: Call for detailsHang Tags: Call for details* LETTERHEADS: 70lb Premium Uncoated Text.Magnets: 17pt Indoor Magnet w/UV coatingNCR Forms: Standard 2-part NCR paper stockNotepads: 70LB Premium Uncoated Text w/Chipboard BackerPlastic Cards: Call for detailsPocket Folders: Call for details* POSTCARDS: 16pt card stock. Aqueous coating both sides.Posters: 100LB gloss Book w/UV coating one side.Roll Labels: Call for detailsStickers: Call for detailsTable Tent Cards:14pt Matte, Die Cut and Scoring IncludedTEAR OFF CARDS: Call for detailsTRADING CARDS: 16pt card stock w/aqueous coating on one side.* Denotes specialty/most popular itemse14's "Standard" Paper and Print Stock: Large Format PrintingBelow, is what we recommend and what you would receive by placing an order with our "standard" stock option. Please note though, we have many more options available in most cases.Adhesive Vinyl (Floors): 4mil Vinyl ... Ideal for interior applications on most dry, clean and untextured floors.Adhesive Vinyl (Walls): 8mil Vinyl. Produced with low-tack adhesive backing ... Ideal for use on almost all surfaces; office or bedroom walls, laptops, and glass windows. Can be reapplied numerous times.* Bumper Stickers: 4mil weather resistant vinyl.CANVAS Banners: 17mil Artist Canvas. Lightweight poly/cotton matte Canvas looks great mounted or framed and is also easily rolled and shipped ... Perfect for wall décor, POP displays and more! Hems, Grommets and Pole Pockets options are available for additional ease in hanging.* Car Magnets: Heavy-duty 30mil. material great for car displays and to withstand the outdoor elements.Fabric Banners: 9oz. Premium Polyester ... Ideal for trade show graphics, soft signage, and interior decoration these 100% polyester banners are wrinkle-resistant and printed using a superior quality dye sublimation process.Large Over-Sized Posters: 12pt C2S Posters are an economical paper option with good strength and durability for applications where rigidity is important. They can be used to print indoor signs, banners, and P.O.P. items.* Retractable Banners Stands: Aluminum Retractable Banner Stands - 10 mil indoor premium vinyl banners. The retractable stands are conveniently packed in a small bag with set up completed in a few easy steps.* Indoor Banners: 15oz Blockout Vinyl. Heavier and more durable. The 15oz Blockout Vinyl is intended to block out any light source ... Perfect for banners, signage and much more. Hems, Grommets and Pole Pockets options are available for additional ease in hanging.Mounted Banners: High quality prints on 17mil Artist Canvas printed and mounted on light and durable stretcher bars. These prints can be used as gifts or business and photography applications. Available in different standard sizes.* Outdoor Banners: 13oz. Scrim Vinyl ... Ideal usage for billboards, building wraps, banners, trade show signage and more. Waterproof and durable use them outdoors and indoors. Mesh. Hems, Grommets and Pole Pockets options are available for additional ease in hanging. Call for details.* Rigid Signs (ie. Yard Signs): Available in various weights of Foamcore, Aluminum, PVC and Coroplast. Call for details.* Window Graphics (See-through Vinyl): A 6mil white flexible vinyl front with a clear removable acrylic adhesive back. This perforated window film is designed for production of see-through graphics for windows. Recommended for use on flat vehicle windows or retail store windows.* Window Graphics (Window Cling): Window Clings are near photo quality and ideal for POP signage on glass or glass-like smooth clean surfaces. Printed on a glossy material and can be used indoor or outdoor. Available in clear or white. Call for details.* Denotes specialty/most popular items Standard Printing Terms and DefinitionsClick on the link below for a complete and comprehensive list of all things PRINT! ...Printing Tips (page will open in a new window)FAQ'sWhat is the expected method of payment and net terms?DESIGN: All design work is due half up front and the balance due upon completion before files may be submitted and/or copied and supplied the customer.PRINT: All print jobs (excluding design) are due 100% up front.WEB: All website work is due half up front and balance due upon completion of website before site is posted live.Is delivery included in your quote?No.  All jobs must be picked up by the customer unless previously arranged. Shipping is available for all jobs but will include added S&H expenses. Ask for rates when asking for quotes.What type of files do you support?When supplying files for print, please provide any Adobe software file (InDesign, Illustrator, HIGH RES* cmyk Photoshop, etc).When supplying files for web, we accept any Adobe software file (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc), plus your standard .jpeg, .png, .gif and .svg files.For jobs created in Quark, Microsoft Office or any other program not listed, please call to discuss other options (630-235-0894).* NOTE: For any files not created and/or saved as "high res" (at least 300 dpi), we cannot be held responsible for quality of final print. Plus, to assure a more accurate color control, files must be saved in cmyk (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) format.Do you have digital file templates for what I would need to order?Yes, but as of right now, they are only available by emailing us your request at info@e14designs.comHow do you keep your prices so low?I know what operating costs can amount to and have had to deal with that same issue. Therefore, the simple outlook is to rely on higher volume over higher prices. Plus, you'll see that quality is in no way sacrificed within that philosophy.Why does your site always refer back and forth to "I" and "WE" when you're a single freelancer?You may have noticed and if you question areas within this site where I may refer to things getting handled by "I" or "we" - it's because after all the years I've been in this business, I have never tried to imply and/or take credit that "I" alone do all the work.I've spent WAY too many years building great relationships with co-workers, friends, vendors and many other people who have helped (and continue to) meet the many needs I fulfill for you.It is with their help and my gratitude that I feel blessed to have them on my team and be able to pass that on to you.Where does the name "e14" come from?The top 5 reasons to choose "e14" ...5- The name wasn't taken4- I have LOTS of "e" designs from my previous company!3- It's my first name initial and that's what people call me2- It's the 14th "career/job title" move I've made1- simply, 14 IS MY LUCKY NUMBER!!


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